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Police raid home, make arrest

A 40-year-old Nottawa man was arrested late Friday night after his home was raided by police. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 23000 block of River Run Road in Nottawa Township. SCAN unit members had gathered information about distribution and use of methamphetamine at the home, according to authorities. …

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Local church welcomes comfort dog

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church became the first church in Michigan to have a comfort dog. Jude, an 18-month-old golden retriever, became part of the family Sunday during a Leash Ceremony at the Three Rivers church. The event was attended by six other comfort dogs and their handlers, most from Illinois. The effort to land Jude was spearheaded by parishioner Gretchen …

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Several matters of new business for city commission

Two public hearings and eight matters of new business highlight this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. The public hearings center on a budget hearing and property-tax act, and a user-fee ordinance update. Business to be considered by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners include the sale of 125 East Broadway Street to Clark Logic for $275,000, a resolution related to …

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Several items before the county commission

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will consider the purchase of a new laptop computer for the prosecutor’s office as one of its five items of new business this evening. Other items before the five-member panel include accepting the sheriff’s department annual report, an employee handbook revision related to ID cards and the purchase of property for …

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River cleanup planned

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is staging the first of its seven river cleanups of 2017 this Saturday. The Centreville-based agency is looking for volunteers to assist with cleaning the three-mile stretch of the St. Joseph River from North Farrand Road in Colon Township to Jacksonburg Road in Leonidas Township. All equipment will be provided, but organizers need to …

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Lawmaker voting proposal considered

A proposal to allow Michigan’s state lawmakers to cast legislative votes from their home districts instead of only at the Capitol building has been suggested. Mackinac Center for Public Policy President Joseph Lehman proposed the concept last week. The option, he said, would give lawmakers more flexibility to divide their time between the districts and Lansing. Removing the geographic voting …

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